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Future (VERY NEAR) Network Issues w/ Sprint?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HeyEng, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. HeyEng

    HeyEng Member
    Thread Starter

    So after seeing all the "madness" with the EVO launch, does anyone think that there is going to be issues with the network when all these 4G phones come on line Friday and Saturday? This reminds me a bit of the iPhone 3.0 release and all the issues that people had. I am apprehensive about Sprint's ability to handle all the new "business". Any opinions?

  2. Putty

    Putty Android Expert

    Don't start any shit, dude.
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  3. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Android Enthusiast

    You must not be familiar with WiMAX technology
  4. asaberan

    asaberan Well-Known Member

    It's possible, but who knows. We'll know by next week. If there are issues, I'm sure they'll fix them. I can't believe a company as large as AT&T still has network issues, but at the rate Sprint is bleeding customers, I doubt they'd follow that example.
  5. asaberan

    asaberan Well-Known Member

    Not everyone has WiMAX available.
  6. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    Sprint already handles much more data that AT&T's crappy network due to their sale of "mifi" devices. Their network is already much more stable and widespread than AT&Ts. Not worried one bit.
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  7. HeyEng

    HeyEng Member
    Thread Starter

    I am familiar with it. It has been in San Antonio for quite a while now. My home area is "supposed" to be covered, but the signal is just about unusable, due to the elevation of my property.

    I am not starting shit...I use my phone extensively for business and I am soliciting SOLID opinions if this might be an issue. I certainly hope it is not, especially since I hold quite a bit of stock in Sprint...

    THEFORCE Android Enthusiast

    if you are covered by 4g u shouldnt have any problems because of the large bandwith clear has but idk about 3g....maybe somebody who knows more can answer
  9. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Android Enthusiast

    Sprint has far more capacity than AT&T and just as much as Verizon. Nothing to worry about.
  10. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    Sprint is 40 million subscribers behind ATT but has a data infrastructure almost as large - there should be plenty of room to add new subscribers without major problems. iPhone brought swarms of people when it was introduced and with each subsequent release. Evo will sell well, but not that well. If it sold that well, HTC would have to have an Evo-only operation consuming 50% of it's resources. They're not planning for that so Evos won't be available fast enough to cause the same problems.

    Will hiccups ever happen? Perhaps, but unlikely to be anywhere near the level that ATT had. One of the major reasons for ATT's issues is that calls and data go out at the same time and ATT doesn't have the backhaul structure to handle it all. That's not Sprint's issue. In addition, some of the really data-hogging activities are going to be best enjoyed on 4G. Even if they can be done on 3G, I don't think people will given the time investment. It's a lot nicer/faster downloading and streaming on Wimax than even a good 3G CDMA.

    And of course, I think Sprint/Clear will bring Wimax much faster and to more people than they ever imagined. If they get Biz client support, it's going to crank up the Wimax deployments. Biz accounts are far more lucrative than individual accounts and could boost Wimax deployment if B2B for Sprint really takes off.
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  11. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Android Enthusiast

    I know but for those markets that do, WiMAX has far more bandwidth than EVDO which allows for way more traffic to access the network.
  12. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Android Enthusiast

    Exactly. Doesn't AT&T limit the amount of iPhone sales in NYC cause their network can't handle the traffic? Sounds pretty silly doesn't it?
  13. Fonseca

    Fonseca Android Enthusiast

    Because of the technology behind them, Sprint can handle more data. I wouldn't worry.
  14. NeoteriX

    NeoteriX Android Expert

    ...you clearly haven't been paying attention to all the subscribers Sprint has been losing over the past countless number of fiscal quarters. :)

    In fact, I can't remember the last time they had a net-positive number of post-paid subscribers ;)

    Yes, Sprint's network has plenty of capacity to spare.
  15. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    I don't think they limit the sales, but they've acknowledged and done a lot of network buildout in greater NYC area. They push wifi in Times Square though because those towers simply cannot and will not ever be able to handle the amount of traffic concentrated there.
  16. HeyEng

    HeyEng Member
    Thread Starter

    Well, this all sounds good. I am going to assume that the roll out will be a non-event. Thanks, all!
  17. Their will be massive problems, read below.

    The earth WILL get hit by a meteor tomorrow. Cause a huge tidewave that would wash out 1/3 of the united states population. Then a huge earthquake and volcano could open up and swallow the whole west coast.

    The other 1/3 of the country loses power to an alien invasion. The invasion fails because the aliens forgot oxygen is poisonous to them. The remaining part of the country plunges in to a dark nuclear winter lasting 6 days. Finally on june 10th everything magically sorts it self out.
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  18. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    Thanks for raining on my launch day plans, ROI :(
  19. clambert1273

    clambert1273 Android Enthusiast

    damn.. I don't have my "I am going to leave this world" kit ready... damn... I am so unprepared :D
  20. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    If you have your Evo, you'll be able to stream it all as it happens and perhaps leave the last documented piece of evidence of some of our final days of existence.

    Then IF you survive, you'll be able to watch it back in high def on any of the millions of HDTVs that will suddenly become available:cool:

    THEFORCE Android Enthusiast

    then u will realize there is no power to charge your precious evo and sit in the corner and cry
  22. neodorian

    neodorian Android Expert

    Haven't ever had issues with Sprint's 3g coverage so as long as you are in a good location for their service it should be fine. Having the option of enabling wimax for big files and streams is icing on the cake when you are in an area that has decent coverage but that is a relatively new thing so it may not always be there. I helped test it in Baltimore in 2008 and it only ever dropped out on a block or so when riding the bus. At home service is great and I use it for my home internet service. Assuming there aren't any major issues with the phone itself, it ought to be a worthy flagship device.
  23. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    No power? I'll be among the few in Evo nation around to use it. We'll be plugging in whenever and where ever we want. I'll want to at least get my final goodbyes in on video chat. If I stay on ATT, I might get that final vid-chat to even connect:(

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